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Robert.Jervis_43227 Mar 05

MB picks XPO

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42 new trucks to serve car maker in UK
XPO Logistics has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics to manage UK parts distribution through an integrated, digitally-managed transportation network.

XPO will distribute automotive parts to Mercedes-Benz’s UK retail and commercial vehicle dealerships, running over 40 routes daily from the Mercedes-Benz European Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes and XPO’s overnight-delivery depots in Motherwell, Leigh, Wakefield, Gloucester and Taunton.

Juan Manuel Santiago Mendez, Chief Executive of Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics – UK, said:

“Our UK operation keeps consumers and businesses moving – it is responsible for more than 750,000 parts numbers. We believe XPO has the scale, capabilities and expertise required to support our retailers and dealers with reliable distribution. They have designed a comprehensive solution to our high standards, and their technology should enhance network visibility.”

Dan Myers, MD, Transport – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said that the “tailored technology solution’ it would provide would underpin service excellence and support Mercedes-Benz across its UK operations, as it looked to lower costs and increase efficiencies.

As part of this partnership, XPO has committed to investing in 42 new trucks that will be dedicated to serving the Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicle dealer networks. The core fleet will consist mostly of Mercedes-Benz Actros